Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
Source: Point Counter Point, 1928
Contributed by: Zaady
The smallest fact is a window through which the infinite may be seen.
Source: cited in Richard Norton Smith, Thomas E. Dewey
Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound God's goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.
At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.
A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.
Source: First Philosopher’s Song
I admit that mathematical science is a good thing. But excessive devotion to it is a bad thing.
Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Experience is not what happens to a man; It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer nonsense.
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